Dog Friendly

A list of hikes that are dog friendly but usually require a leash because of the abundant wildlife. I did not include technical hikes or 14,000′ peaks (14er’s) because of the terrain, even though many of them have no dog restrictions.

Crossing the Rio Grande River headwaters

Stony Pass (12,592′), San Juan Range

Stony Pass (12,592'), San Juan Range Stony Pass Rd crosses the Continental Divide and follows small streams that make up ...
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Fourmile Creek carved the deep canyon Shelf Rd follows

Shelf Road (9,494′), Fourmile Canyon

Shelf Road (9,494'), Fourmile CanyonShelf Road Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway is a dirt road passable with a 2WD ...
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Beautiful sunset over the Flat Tops

Flat Tops Scenic Byway (10,343′), Flat Tops

Flat Tops Scenic Byway (10,343)Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway (County Road 8), runs through the northern portion of the Flat ...
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The cabin sits on the east side of the lake

Trappers Lake (9,627′), Flat Tops

Trappers Lake (9,627'), Flat TopsRoughly a mile and a half long and half a mile wide, reaching depths of 180 ...
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Hayden Pass Road near Villa Grove on the west side

Hayden Pass (10,709′), Sangre de Cristo Range

Hayden Pass (10,709'), Sangre de Cristo RangeHayden Pass road crosses the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Villa Grove in the ...
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Summit view west of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in the distance

Fremont Peak (7,273′), Royal Gorge

Fremont Peak (7,273'), Royal GorgeFremont Peak is the high point along a narrow ridge of hills rising near the eastern ...
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Summit view

The Crags (10,856′), Front Range

The Crags (10,856'), Front RangeThe Crags Trail #664 follows Four Mile Creek through deep forests and lush meadows, ending at ...
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Print of a meat eating Allosaurus

Picket Wire Canyonlands Tracksite (4,403′), Eastern Plains

Picket Wire Canyonlands Tracksite (4,403'), Eastern Plains Picket Wire (Purgatoire) Canyonlands, in the Comanche National Grasslands, is home to the ...
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Cathedral Valley sandstone formations

Garden of the Gods (6,400′) Front Range

Garden of the Gods (6,400'), Front RangeĀ Garden of the Gods is a geologically unique 480 acre park, having one of ...
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Upper South Colony Lake

South Colony Lakes (12,000′), Sangre de Cristo Range

South Colony Lakes (12,000'), Sangre de Cristo RangeThe South Colony Basin lies in the heart of southern Colorado's Sangre de ...
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Great views along the easy trail

Almagre Mountain (12,360′), Front Range

Almagre Mountain (12,360'), Front RangeAlmagre Mountain (Mt Baldy) is the only other peak, besides Pikes Peak, above treeline when viewed ...
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View of Mt Rosa

Mt Rosa (11,500′), Front Range

Mt Rosa is located in the Pike National Forest just south of Pikes Peak and is the only cone shaped ...
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Blue Lake and Mt Toll

Mitchell and Blue Lake (11,360′), Front Range

Mitchell and Blue Lake are located in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area, west of Boulder, Colorado. Brainard Lake itself is ...
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Cheyenne Mountain from Mt Rosa

Cheyenne Mountain (9,565′), Front Range

Cheyenne Mountain's is a triple peak mountain with the geological summit on the southwestern portion of the mountain. In 2017 ...
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Mt Herman

Mt Herman (9,104′), Front Range

Mt Herman is the highest point on the Palmer Divide, just west of Monument, Colorado. It lies along the Rampart ...
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Conditions at the summit

Mt Evans (14,264′), Front Range

Mt Evans can be accessed via the highest paved road in North America, reaching an elevation of 14,130'. The Mount ...
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View southeast

St Vrain Mountain Trail (12,162′), Front Range

The St Vrain Mountain trail is located just outside the border of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area to the south, ...
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Sunrise on the dunes

Great Sand Dunes National Park (8,700′), Sangre de Cristo Range

The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve contains the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising about 750 feet ...
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Zapata Falls - 30 ft drop

Zapata Falls (9,250′), Sangre de Cristo Range

The Zapata Falls Recreational Area is approximately three miles south of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve entrance ...
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Scenic American Basin

American Basin to Sloan Lake (12,920′), San Juan Range

The Handies Peak trail to Sloan Lake meanders through American Basin, one of the most scenic basins in the San ...
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Devils Head Fire Lookout

Devils Head Fire Lookout (9,748′), Front Range

Note: As of 10-2020 the trail is closed until December 1st. As a separate item, the stairs leading to the ...
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Sunset from Windy Point

Spruce Mountain (7,635′), Front Range

Spruce Mountain is located on the Palmer Divide, on the eastern fringe of the Front Range. The top of the ...
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Mt Morrison summit view

Mt Morrison (7,881′), Front Range

Mt Morrison stands above Red Rocks park, home of the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. The mountain can easily be identified ...
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Dog Friendly Hikes
Dog Friendly Hikes